The Institute of Food Research in the U.K. has researched the health benefits of almonds. Not only are almonds high in Vitamin E and work to reduce cholesterol, but the prebiotic properties of almonds can help improve our digestive health by increasing levels of beneficial gut bacteria. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and/or activity of bacteria in the digestive system which are beneficial to the health of the body.
Our digestive system maintains large populations of bacteria that live in the colon. Prebiotics are non-digestible parts of foods that these bacteria can use to fuel their growth and activity. These “good” bacteria form our body’s defense against harmful bacteria and play a role in the development of the body’s immune system. So grab a handful everyday!
Read more:Almond Board of California; Medical News Today